It’s not even Valentine’s Day but you’ll definitely find someone you know eating chocolate today. Many of us have a sweet tooth, but many of us are also hoping that eating chocolate will improve our chances in the sex stakes. Whether it’s true or not, you’ll have to ‘fess up and give us your view point. Why do you think chocolates and eating chocolates are so popular with guys and girls, particularly round Valentine’s Day! I’ll give you a tip, it’s not just because they taste so good!
Researchers have long studied for a link between chocolate and sex drive. A more recent study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2006 thought they’d hit the jackpot when they found women who ate chocolate every day had higher libidos than those who didn’t. Whoa fellows before you race out and get the Lindt and Belgian Chocolates! Now don’t all race for the bedroom. Here’s the full story. When the scientists adjusted the data for age, the women’s libidos were about the same. Shame!
Eating chocolate is often done just for comfort, or even boredom. And, eating chocolate may seem like an aphrodisiac because frequently the ‘placebo’ effect will kick in. Whatever the reason, those of us who eat chocolate usually do so because we enjoy the taste, not so much thinking it will spice up our sex lives. However, if that’s a spin-off, I’ll take it.
Now where’s that box of chocolates…and Switzerland looks good at this time of year…